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MEDIA ADVISORY: MEDC, Charter One, Eastern Market to announce investment in Detroit’s food industry

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference announcing a $100,000 investment in Detroit’s economy, local food system and health of its residents on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Eastern Market’s Shed 3.

Eastern Market President Dan Carmody will host the event. Other speakers and participants will include:

  • Ken Marblestone, President, Charter One and RBS Citizens, Michigan and Ohio;
  • Michael A. Finney, President and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation;
  • Barbara McCallahan, Director of community affairs for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow;
  • George Jackson, President and CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation;
  • Various local vendors and food system entrepreneurs.

The grants totaling $100,000– awarded through the Charter One Growing Communities program with assistance from MEDC– will be used by a diverse array of small enterprises to buy equipment, acquire land or otherwise assist in their growth. Some of the grants will be used to help ensure that nutritious food, such as fresh, local produce, is made available in Detroit neighborhoods that are underserved by grocery stores.

EVENT: “From Motown to Growtown” press conference 
DATE: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
TIME: 10:30 a.m.

Eastern Market Shed 3
2943 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207

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